Do You Have Faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God?
Many people who call themselves Christians seem to lack conviction. They seem to doubt God’s Word and His faithfulness. They don’t give God credit for what He has done. They may even be embarrassed or ashamed of Jesus and His words. This post will discuss the importance of trusting God and living your faith.
How would you feel:
- If people doubted that what you said was true?
- If people did not trust you to help them?
- If people gave the credit for your achievements to others, or to luck?
- If your children were embarrassed to let people know you were their mother or father?
Do you ever:
- Doubt God’s Word?
- Blame God when things go wrong; or doubt that God cares about you and will meet your needs?
- Proudly take credit for the good things in your life; or attribute things to mere chance?
- Hide the fact that you are a Christian because you do not want to be ridiculed for believing the miracles in the Bible (like Creation, the flood, the virgin birth, the resurrection, etc.) or be hated for Biblical beliefs about morality (like sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, abortion, etc.)?
Do you believe:
- That the Bible is completely trustworthy and that every word is true? (Psalm 119:160; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16)
- That God loves you, and makes everything work out for good for those who love Him? (John 3:16; Romans 8:28)
- That everything you have (including your skills, abilities, and life) are gifts from God? (1 Corinthians 4:7)
- That God is ashamed of His children when they are ashamed of Him?
Did you know . . . ?
- All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)
- Jesus prayed to the Father, saying, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
- Paul wrote, “we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)
- Paul wrote, “. . . what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7 / NKJV)
- Jesus said, “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels” (Mark 8:38).
- And Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.